IHS National Committee on Heroin Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)

Link

https://www.ihs.gov/opioids/hope/

Additional Links

HOPE Committee Infographic

Sponsoring Organization

Indian Health Service (IHS)

Description

Collaborates with tribal stakeholders across the U.S. to address issues related to the treatment of chronic pain and the use of heroin and prescription opioids among tribal populations. Works to promote appropriate and effective pain management, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and improve access to culturally appropriate substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Workgroup focus areas include prescriber support, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), harm reduction, perinatal substance abuse, program effectiveness metrics, technical assistance, and communications.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Topics

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians • Harm Reduction • Health Education for Community and Patients • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Naloxone • Opioids • Overdose Prevention • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Women